Most GI's now I think are stopping the immunosuppressants (Imuran and 6-MP) when starting Remicade, because the lymphomas reported were in people receiving both drugs at the same time.
I was on Colazal, Imuran and steroids and was still in the bathroom 10 to 20 times a day, bleeding and having a lot of pain. I would drag myself to work then come home and collapse, rest so I could go back to work the next day. I had no life and my existence was full of pain. Within a month of starting Remicade I began to feel noticibly better. Now I have a normal life, good energy and can eat and do whatever I like. I'm off the steroids that were slowly killing me and I feel great.
Everyone has to decide for themselves what treatment to follow, but this course has worked out well for me for the past two years.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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